IRV in Takoma Park
- Chosen by voters in 2005 by a margin of 84%.
- Charter amendment adopted by unanimous vote of city council.
- Used to elect the city's mayor and city councilmembers.
an advisory ballot measure placed on the ballot by a 7-0 vote of the
Takoma Park city council, fully 84% of voters voted for the proposal to
have future city elections use instant runoff voting.
April 10, 2006, the city council of Takoma Park, Maryland voted
unanimously for a second and final time to change the city council
charter to ensure all future city elections are held with instant
IRV will be used in November 2007
elections for mayor and city council, although could be used earlier to
fill any vacancies. Ballots will be counted by hand, as the city
changed to paper ballots in 2005 to save money.
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